We’re going walking in the Dales next weekend and DH and are ‘debating’ which carry to use. We’ve tried the Ergo Baby on DH’s back tonight and our DD loved it, however my DH would really like to use the rucksack style carry (the one with the metal foot rest - looks like a ruck sack but is for carrrying children) - It’s called a Kiddy Carry and was bought for us so that we could go hill walking with our DD.
The debate…the safety instructions on the Kiddy Carry say ‘only for children who are capable of sitting on their own/minimm weight of child 16lbs, minimum size 70cm - our little one is six months, she can sit but still falls over at this stage, weighs about 15lbs 3ozs and is definitely not 70cm - you can see that I don’t think we should use it.
That said, we tried it out in the garden tonight and again our DD loved it - she was smiling and laughing and so I’m wondering if I’m being a bit of a spoil-sport. She did seem very secure in it but I’m one of these people who read instructions and stick to them so would appreciate your opinions.
For those of you who have used the Ergo - how long have you walked with your LO’s in it - 2, 3 hours? And what do you do for sun protection of your LO’s hands if the sun is particularly strong?
Many thanks in advance, Jen x